Virginia City is known as an old mining town with a lot of character, a fun place to spend a couple hours among historic buildings and touristy shops.
Apparently it is also known for the Annual Outhouse Races. And this "world famous" event takes place the first weekend in October.
We grab the last spot in a small parking lot on Main Street, and soon learn we are right at the finish line. Within thirty minutes the little town is overflowing with people - many who are in the spirit of the event.
|These gals went on to win the "Undie Run Relay"|
Then the races begin with one driver and two potty-pushers to get the "vehicles" back up the hill.
We learn that this year's crowd of over 5000 people is the largest ever in the little town for any previous event.
Although there is an alternate route to get through town, because it is a state highway, Main Street (Hwy 341) must be opened for ten minutes in regular intervals. After watching the parade and several heats, we head for lunch during one of the breaks. As expected the eateries are packed, but we get seated at The Palace Saloon in about fifteen minutes. The food is good, the service is wonderful, and the dining room includes the original floors, bar, and light fixtures - all 100 years old.
|"P" for Palace|
|Perfect weather all day|
We wrap up the day trip with a quick stop at Trader Joes (yay!!), and Walmart (necessary evil), getting us back to the park in time for happy hour.
The stop at Silver City RV Park is the result of planning a meet up with a couple bloggers who I have followed for over a year. More on all that fun in another post.